By Jeff “Laca” Conway
Miami Jai-alai will likely be reopening this season – December 1st as the target date. The season is expected to run for two months, during the months of December and January.
The plans are for about a 20-man roster with all the games being played at singles. The roster is expected to be rather strong, with Mendi as the players manager. We do not have an idea whose on the roster as no contracts as being handed out as of now.
The historic fronton, once known as the “Yankee Stadium of jai-alai”, now resembles more as the “Tropicana Field of Jai-alai”. However, we understand improvements have been ongoing. There were plans to turn the auditorium into a Cirque Du Soleil but with Corona still peaking in Miami, it is unknown what the long term plans are.